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Registered Psychologist
Clinic Founder
Provides Services in English
Vanessa S. Foley

**PLEASE NOTE THAT VANESSA IS NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW OR RETURNING CLIENTS (6 OR MORE MONTHS WITHOUT CONTACT).

Vanessa is the clinic founder and a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. Vanessa provides psychotherapy primarily to adults but will see adolescents when referred by other mental health providers or general practioners. Vanessa has a special interest in working with men and has developed a reputation for working with client’s who are apprehensive or skeptical about receiving psychological services. Vanessa is collaborative in the development of therapeutic goals with a directive and authentic approach in the delivery of services.

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I'm possible.
-Audrey Hepburn

It does not matter
how slowly you go
as long as you do not stop.
-Confucius

Vanessa has extensive experience in the mental health field prior to becoming a Registered Psychologist which spans work as a disability employment counsellor to a provincial disability support counsellor. Since becoming a Registered Psychologist Vanessa has worked within correctional settings, Primary Care Networks, and provincial CRISIS departments. Vanessa is trained in numerous modalities including cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, EMDR, Gottman’s couples counselling (Level 1 and 2), and motivational interviewing. Vanessa has taken speciality training is cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia and anger management. Vanessa’s primary way of believing in client change is rooted in family of origin and attachment work. Vanessa takes a trauma informed approach to her primary areas of specialization.

Currently, Vanessa’s passions are with individuals who are struggling with high levels of trauma with a special interest in veterans and first responders. Vanessa has developed and facilitated anger management workshops for numerous agencies and with both mandated and voluntary participants. Additionally, Vanessa has specialized experience in working with individuals struggling with emotional eating and obesity related issues. Vanessa is currently working with the Primary Care Network's obesity clinic in Spruce Grove where she oversees the mental health department, works individually with patients, and develops personalized programming including workshops that are trauma informed and CBT skill-based.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
-Mark Twain

Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult
as spending our lives
running from it.
-Brene Brown

On an interesting note, Vanessa was born and raised in St. Johns, Newfoundland. This experience allowed her to recognize the importance of culture and balance in her life. As such, she is looking forward to helping others find their way back to their own sense of belonging and overall wellness.

Treatment Approaches
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)

  • Gottman Method

  • Interpersonal

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Multicultural

  • Positive Psychology

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Multicultural

  • Positive Psychology

  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

Areas of Specialty
  • Ages 18 and Older

  • Individual Therapy

  • Anger Management

  • Emotional Eating

  • Family of Origin

  • Insomnia

  • Men's Issues

  • Obesity-Related Issues​

Pricing

North West Territory Resident Sessions

  • 50 min - $220.00 This session is for those who are living in the Northwest Territories.


Mental Health Therapist- 1 Hour

  • 50 min - $150.00 Services provided by master's level mental health therapist. Please contact insurance provider prior to booking, if insurers reimbursement is required. May not be covered by all insurance providers.


Mental Health Therapist- 1.5 Hours

  • 80 min - $225.00 Services provided by mental health therapist. Please contact insurance provider prior to booking, if insurers reimbursement is required. May not be covered by all insurance providers.


Mental Health Therapist- Intake-1.5 Hours

  • 75 min - $225.00 Services provided by mental health therapist. Please contact insurance provider prior to booking, if insurers reimbursement is required. May not be covered by all insurance providers.


Parkland County Symposium- Facilitator and Development

  • 240 min - $800.00 3-4 hour workshop to be delivered on specific topic of interest to organization.


Mental Health Counselling

  • 50 min - $100.00 A mental health counsellor has completed the internship hours required for their master's degree in counselling and is moving towards master's designation and professional affilaition. The costs for this session are unlikely to be covered by health benefits and should be assumed to be out-of-pocket.


Mental Health Counsellor

  • 80 min - $150.00 These services are provided by a trained mental health counsellor who has completed their internship in a master's of counselling program. These services are unlikely to be reimbursed by insurance and are assumed to be out-of-pocket.


Mental Health Counsellor- Telehealth

  • 50 min - $100.00 These services are provided by trained mental health therapists that have completed their internship in a master's of counselling program. These services are unlikely to be reimbursed by health insurance and are assumed to be out-of-pocket.


Group Supervision with Vanessa Foley

  • Psychology Intern and Provisional Psychologists Group Supervision


Restore - 50 minute - In person child Counselling

  • 50 min - $50.00


Restore - Family Counselling - 50 minute

  • 50 min - $50.00


Completion of Disability Tax Credit

  • 60 min - $220.00 This is for current clients ONLY and must only be booked when therapist has agreed to support application.

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